52 Ancestors : Week # 44 – Scary Stuff

Leaving Gibraltar Another interesting story that my Grandfather, Walter Edmund APPS, spoke about in his video interview done on April 4th, 1993 was him recalling his adventurous, although frightening time leaving Gibraltar. In the interview, he was talking about his time spent serving with the First Fortress Company of Royal Engineers, in this case more…

52 Ancestors : Week # 43 – Quite The Character

I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge. This is week 43 of 52 and I’m not giving up now, or rather I mean the writing prompt is “Quite the Character.” Gertrude Barbara Rich Collier Tennant. She was the wife of my 4x Great-Uncle, Charles Tennant. Gertrude was born in County Galway in Ireland…

52 Ancestors : Week # 41 Newest

Glider Pilot Regiment I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge this year. Week # 41 the topic is NEWEST. I think my latest discovery is relevant to the topic of newest. Recently, I tried something new, different and exciting which led me to this photo here right down here, which…

52 Ancestors : Week # 40 – Oldest

Florence Heath Carré I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestor Challenge. The writing prompt for this week is OLDEST. What comes to my mind is the ancestor in my family who was the OLDEST. My (paternal) Great Great Grandmother Florence Heath lived to see 102 years! In fact, in just two more months she…

52 Ancestors : Week # 39 – Should Be A Movie

I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestor Challenge. The writing prompt for this week is “Should Be A Movie.” One absolutely ridiculous story came to mind, but first I have to set the scene. This story came from watching a home video of my Grandfather where he was being interviewed by his two sons…

52 Ancestors : Week # 38 – On The Map

I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge. The writing prompt for this week is On The Map. Every once in a while Ancestry releases updated Ethnicity Results for our DNA tests. I thought that was quite fitting. In case you are thinking, wait a second…how is it possible that my DNA could change?!…

52 Ancestors : Week # 37 – Back To School

Here we are in September already! How did THAT happen?! For Week # 37 of Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestor Challenge, the writing prompt is Back To School. Typically fall is my favourite time of the year. On my morning walk you can already feel the crisp air. On a personal note, this year Back…

52 Ancestors : Week # 36 – Labour

I am participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge. The writing prompt this week is LABOUR. noun: labour 1.work, especially hard physical work. Recently, I came across in the National Records of Scotland the Statutory Register of birth for my Husband’s Grandfather, Robert Ramsay Rodger. His birth was in the District of Wemyss in the…